Derbyshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2017
Bloomers of Bakewell has won Independent Retailer of the Year at the Derbyshire Life Food & Drink Awards 2017.
Fighting off stiff competition from Geoff Mycock & Sons, Buxton and Cheddar Gorge, Ashbourne, Richard and Esplin collected their prestigious award at the event held at Cathedral Quarter Hotel, Derby on 29th November.
On the night there were many other awards with some very fine winners, collectively making up the cream of Derbyshire businesses.
Having come close to winning in 2016, it was a fantastic night for Bloomers and reflected all he hard work that has gone into make Bloomers such a central part of the Bakewell community.
Great Taste Award for Bloomers of Bakewell
Bloomers of Bakewell were awarded one star for their Bloomers Original Bakewell Pudding in the 2015 Great Taste Awards.
Organised by the Guild of Fine Food, these awards are acknowledged as the benchmark for fine food and drink and have been described as the ‘Oscars’ of the food world
Quite simply, seeing the Great Taste logo is the sign that you are buying the very highest quality food and drink possible.
For us, the award means a great deal and is a testament to the hard work and commitment show by our staff to produce the very finest, and authentic, Bakewell Pudding possible.
Part of an elite group
10,000 different products were entered into this years’ awards and of those, only 31% achieved a Great Taste Award – a sign of the standards involved in getting accredited.
Like us, all the winners are genuine food people who have a real passion for the quality of food and drink they produce.
Over 400 judges, from all corners of the food world, were brought together for 49 days from March through to early July and blind tasted products in teams of 4 or 5 to ensure a balance of expertise, age and gender.
Once all the comments and feedback were collected, the award winners were decided and the announcements made in early August.
Having been awarded our Great Taste star means that our Bloomers Original Bakewell Pudding is of the highest standards in terms of quality.
What it means to you, our customer, is that you’re guaranteed the tastiest Bakewell Pudding you can buy. No hype, no marketing spiel, just a great tasting pudding you’ll want to eat over and over again.